Password and Nolok, two films starring celebrated actor Shakib Khan, were released this Eid season. These films are garnering much appreciation from the audience. We visited a few of the most prominent cinema theatres across the city to find out more.
Ever since its release, the Malek Afsari film, Password, produced by Shakib Khan and Mohammad Iqbal under the banner of SK films, has brought in a huge audience for Star Cineplex. Reports collected from the ticket sellers at the theatre indicate that majority of the audience for Password is comprised of the youth. The film is also being screened at Modhumita.
Ananda Cinema Hall continues to screen Nolok in its second week. Employees at the ticket counters stated that sales have been successful and the film continues to be in demand. Film buffs have also been going to Obhishaar and Jonaki, to watch Nolok, while Balaka premiered the film yesterday. Produced and directed by Sakib Sonet, Nolok was shot in Bangladesh and India. Apart from Shakib Khan, the film also stars Moushumi, Omar Sani and Bobby among others. Ananda Cinema Hall began screening Password from yesterday, much to the delight of Shakib Khan fans. “We are overwhelmed with the positive response to Password,” smiles Shakib Khan.“We will be booking more shows for the film to meet the growing demands.” 50 cinema theatres, which were previously shut down, were reopened during Eid ul Fitr. They are also screening Nolok and Password.
On the other hand, another Eid release, Abar Boshonto, starring Tariq Anam Khan and Sporshia among others, is not really performing well, according to ticket sellers at Balaka. The film is directed by Ananya Mamun.
It appears that with Password and Nolok, superstar Shakib Khan has yet again solidified his position as the box office king!
Photos: Sheikh Mehedi Morshed